Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1806 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9016 times:
Just came back from a trip to Puerto Rico an hour ago and I flew on the updated A300. It has the same navy blue seats with the adjustable headrests as the Boeing 767, the carpet is navy blue (if I remember correctly), the sidewalls are the same, the overhead lockers are the same, the CRT displays were replaced with similarly sized thin LCD monitors. I tell you this was a welcomed change to the A300 that I flew out of JFK, the interior of that plane that was so tattered and old.
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Xkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8646 times:
during my the last trips on AA A300 there was a stinky smell coming from the bathrooms that lasted througout the flight. My travel companion aslo smelled it but didnt want to say anyting until i mentioned. What is wrong with those planes? it only happens on the AA A300 (as per my experience)
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8446 times:
There is nothing wrong with the aircraft. AA are not keeping them clean, simple as that.
You could say that again. My daughter wanted to use the bathroom in LIM before takeoff for MIA. My wife took her and explained to me later that the restroom was full of pee, everywhere except the actual toilet seat. Not a pretty sight.
Why doesn't AA clean their toilets?
B757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8340 times:
THIS IS NOT TO JUSTIFY THE FLIGHT BUT, Some of us airlines try to quick turn, even on international routes. What that meens is that the aircraft may fly 4 legs before it gets cleaners on board. For example and aircraft could fly: ORD-MIA-CUN-MIA and then finally in MIA it might be cleaned.
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ChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1623 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7675 times:
TZ cleans at every stop (even MDW-MSP), I find it hard to believe, though I was wrong that one time, that AA does not clean lavs at every stop.
The lavs on the 757 without vacuum toilets are pretty horrendous too until the engines are running and the air is being circulated better than sitting on the ground. It would be quit an undertaking to replace the lavs to a vacuum system.
Could be a problem with the cleaners? The staff may be too lazy to complain and let management know and the customers would rather put a posting on here than complain to management on the AA web site.
Pronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7529 times:
It was brought up during the comments, so here goes! If you can't pee(into the toilet) standing up, SIT DOWN!! This isn't just aimed(no pun!!) at the women, but obviously some of the men too!! It doesn't help if so many members of the public are such pigs these days...
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7260 times:
Where is Mr Muscle when you need him?
I know where he is. I see him everyday. He's one of my theatre teacher! He doesn't look like him in real life without his hair gelled! Did you know they actually film Mr Muscle ads in South Africa because it's cheaper and Phil (Muscle) gets first class seats!
AA obviously don't keep the busses in good shape!
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N62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4820 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4940 times:
It isn't a problem with the lav per se, it must be a problem with the passengers using and abusing the lavs!
I've been on dozens of AA Airbus flights and have yet to notice anything wrong with the lavs. Granted, I've only flown the Airbus between Miami and JFK, EWR (up until a year ago) and SJU, but having logged probably 20+ flights over the past year and a half on these birds, I have never seen (or smelled) any problem with the lavs.
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4925 times:
Thanks for all the comments. I think the comment about the cleaning contract in Lima may be accurate. Does anyone realize that AA now outsources the security for their flights arriving/departing LIM? In other words, it's people who wear the same ol' blue and white uniforms but they are not AA staff. I have a good friend at AA in LIM and she tells me that they are outsourcing everything. The only thing that AA personnel does at this time is ticket counter, baggage service, and reservations. They also have a local F/A base in LIM.
As far as wanting to turn the plane around quickly, my aircraft landed from MIA on time, around 10:30 p.m., for an 11:50 p.m. departure. This flight arrived full and left full. There is no way that you wait to clean the toilets in a bird that carries 250 pax and that has flown one 5 hour leg. In one bathroom, I didn't find any soap to wash my hands. That is bad. I may find myself writing to AA.
Thanks for the comments.
NumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4901 times:
@UNDAEROSPACE: I know that for the US the 7e7 is a wonder aircraft - and we will see how it performes.
But I didnt know that a 7e7 would clean itself.
If AA has no more money for cleaning staff etc, their planes will look bad. So next time fly with an airline that cleans the lavatories - very simple thing.
And I don't wonder why AA isn't satisfied with the 300, if maintenance and pilot training is as bad as lavatory cleaning
AA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 611 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4553 times:
AA does a quick turn around in LIM and in UIO. They do not consider those airports to be extremely safe. That is why no AA plane ever spends the night at either of those airports and that is also why they turn around so quickly.
Source: AA ticketcounter representative when I asked about the quick turn arounds.
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